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my top tips for selling more at craft shows
Art and Craft Fairs

If you’re anything like me, you know that craft shows are more than just a place to showcase your creations – they’re an opportunity to connect with customers, build your brand, and, of course, make some sales. But let’s face it, standing out in a sea of talented vendors isn’t always easy. I’m here to […]

My Top Tips for Selling More at Craft Shows

your ultimate marketing checklist for craft shows
Art and Craft Fairs, Marketing

Whether you’re a seasoned craft show veteran or preparing for your very first event, one thing is clear: effective marketing is the key to success. To ensure you make the most of this opportunity, I’ve got the ultimate marketing checklist to follow. Craft shows present an incredible opportunity to showcase your unique creations to a […]

Your Ultimate Marketing Checklist for Craft Shows

inventory report tracking sheet and computer with title managing inventory while selling online and in person

There’s nothing worse than seeing a piece sold in your Etsy shop, only to realize that the piece was already sold at a craft show two weeks ago! Managing inventory when you sell both online and in person is part of running a successful handmade business. Even if you don’t sell both in person and […]

Managing Inventory While Selling Online and In Person

Blue cash box with dollar bills on top with title accepting payments when selling at craft fairs
Art and Craft Fairs, Starting Your Business

The spring craft fair season is coming up quickly! This may be your first year selling your creations in person. Today we’re going to talk about one of the most important parts of selling at craft fairs – accepting payments. First time craft fair sellers are in for a treat. It’s super exciting to be […]

Accepting Payments When Selling at Craft Fairs

spriral calendar planner with days marked for events and post it with title 5 tips for how to fill up your event schedule for the year
Art and Craft Fairs

Well hey there friend, and welcome to the new year! This is such an exciting time for everyone, but ESPECIALLY for handmade business owners like us. Are you thinking about your event schedule for the year? January is the perfect time to sit down, set our goals, and lay out our plan for how we […]

5 Tips for How to Fill up Your Event Schedule (For the Year!)

Get the inside scoop on how to prep and pack like a pro for your next market, plus tips for how to get those apps organized for a practically guaranteed acceptance!

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I started my handmade business in 2010, and after setting up my craft table in more school gyms, church basements, parking lots, and fairgrounds than I could count, I realized that I did NOT love the constant ‘weekend hustle’ of setting up at shows nearly as much as I loved meeting the people who would buy my work.

I had this idea that makers like me had to set up at markets and fairs to make money...which was soooo 1997! With social media, blogs, email, and websites, I had the power to reach beyond my little community craft show and expand my reach farther than I could have possibly imagined. 

Fast forward to today, where I have helped hundreds of makers find and connect with people who will actually buy, without having to pop up at a market every weekend.

If you will read on, I’d love to tell you how I can help you find the people who will buy your stuff!

Wife, mom, jewelry maker/ *ahem*  bead hoarder,
and passionate marketing coach for makers at Bloom.

Hi, I'm Lucy.